Industry News In Brief (November 25, 2013)
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Industry News In Brief (November 25, 2013)

Public Relations Global Network adds members, i.d.e.a acquires Rappaport; and Public Communications Worldwide rebrands.

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SAN FRANCISCO—The Public Relations Global Network has added Lewis Public Relations of Dallas as a new member and Grape PR & Consulting of Seoul, South Korea, expanding PRGN’s global reach to 49 members worldwide. Lewis is focused on business-to-business communications, while Grape provides communications counsel in technology and innovation, corporate and public trust, life and style, health and wellness, and crisis management.

SAN DIEGO—Creative agency i.d.e.a. has acquired Rappaport Communications and named its founder, Amon Rappaport, to expand the agency’s offerings in corporate responsibility, sustainability and social impact sectors. Rappaport will serve as vice president, brand purpose and will continue work with his existing clients, including The Conservation Fund’s “Parks with Purpose” initiative, Schneider Electric’s sustainability services division and the Automotive Industry Action Group’s corporate responsibility program. Rappaport’s prior positions include: communications director of Business for Social Responsibility and marketing director of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

GARDEN GROVE, CA—Public Communications Worldwide, a 50-year-old public relations firm, is now Copernio. The new name was designed to reflect the agency’s forward thinking and pays homage to the 16th Century astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus. The agency’s new “Copernio Revolution” model reflects the changes that have taken place in the media and positions companies for the future by melding digital and social strategies with traditional public relations.

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